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Stone Brewing Co.

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Address: 1999 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029
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+1 760-294-7899

Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in...

Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA. It is the largest craft brewery in the southwestern United States and has been named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine - TWICE! A recently announced $26.6M expansion plan (that includes a hotel among other lofty ventures) is underway, as are developments to become the first American craft brewery to open a brewhouse in Europe. The adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens plays host to countless wildly popular beer and dining events, and is the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County, including a growing amount from their own Stone Farms! In addition to promoting ethical eating, the restaurant boasts a lush one-acre outdoor garden as well as a line-up of 32 rotating taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy.

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Kim our waitress was great but inside was cold!

Brrr it was cold inside, fig and goat cheese sandwich was good as was a flight of Stones brews! Wanted to buy some gear in the gift shop but it had too many people in it!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne C
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brrr it was cold inside, fig and goat cheese sandwich was good as was a flight of Stones brews! Wanted to buy some gear in the gift shop but it had too many people in it!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful outdoor eating. Beautiful grounds. Popular. Great microbrews. Worth your visit. Not far off the 15. Food was excellent as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Have always been a big fan of Stone Brewery beers so this a must go on my trip out to San Diego. Was not disappointed. Amazing facility and friendly staff. If you have the time definitely take the tour. It's very inexpensive and comes with several beer samples. The food is a little "different" for a brewery but overall this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding this gorgeous spot, but once we found it we were enamored with it's beauty. A nice selection of brews - I'm not an IPA fan but put together a flight of coffee milk stout, Xocoveza, and 2 others I can't remember the names of - but they were all very delicious and drinkable. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Out of the way location. The garden setting in in the restaurant is perfect. Better than a German Beer Garden due to the comfort of the umbrellas for shade. Wonderful selection of beer, great and varied menu. Service was friendly, attentive. The decor is interesting and relaxing. Would highly recommend. Good for any occasion. You'll leave with a smile!

Thank shebaq
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The ambiance is great, food somewhat trendy, pretty expensive, good service. Stone Brewing is one of a growing number of breweries in the area so might be fun for people to go beer hopping. Take your wallet!

Thank UplandMary
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our entire group enjoyed the brewery experience. Based on having visited earlier - see previous review - we booked a birthday celebration here. The experience did not disappoint. We will be back.

Thank LV_Lee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The title of this review sums up my husbands love for Stone beer and now the brewery... We went on a tour that lasted about 20 minutes or so, very informative and funny! We then got 4 tasters and got to keep the glass. Only $3...we then went and sat out in the garden... Very relaxing and fun.

Thank Ktaylor75
Lake Elsinore, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the tour. I couldn't believe how cheap it was and that we got so many samples afterward. Our guide was great and gave a fun presentation full of lots of information. The landscaping here is quite lovely. Made for a unique date.

Thank thewinsomewench
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I had pretty big expectations from this brewery, it didn't pass even my minimum requirements for a craft brewery. My wife and I went to their location on Kettner in SD and were greatly disppointed. The staff was less than helpful and the beer wasn't all that great. I came I thinking Stone was essentially the Sam Adams of the... More 

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